Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Eugene Rogers Speaks on Art, Engagement, and Community

DEARBORN, MI - “Great art should do more than entertain.  Great art should provoke thought.”   University of Michigan Associate Professor of Conducting Eugene Rogers engaged an audience in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) on January 18, 2017 in an exploration of the role of art in society and art’s potential to inspire civil discourse about challenging issues.  Students, faculty, and staff from the University of Michigan-Dearborn as well as the Frederick Douglass Academy were in attendance.
Dr. Eugene Rogers

Rogers guided the audience through his process of creating the documentary, Love, Life & Loss, on the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club’s production of Joel Thompson’s multi-movement work, The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.  After seeing portions of the documentary, CEHHS students described the work as “moving” and “inspirational.”  Thanks to a grant from the Hub for Teaching and Learning at UM-Dearborn, most of the participants will attend the premiere on February 12, 2017 at the Max Fisher Music Center in Detroit.

Quan Neloms, a veteran social studies teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, commented on the educational impact on his students, “As a teacher, I endeavor to expose my students to varying mediums to promote critical thought.  Dr. Rogers’ presentation not only introduced my students to the fine arts, but also engaged them in a way that was pertinent.  The young men from the Frederick Douglass Academy walked away with a new experience and new ways to think about social issues.”

The event was sponsored by the UM-Dearborn Office of Student Engagement, the Office of Metropolitan Impact, the Hub for Teaching and Learning, and the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.  Free tickets to the premiere of The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed at Orchestra Hall are available to UM-Dearborn students in the Office of Student Engagement.  Faculty and staff may purchase tickets for $5.00.

CEHHS would like to thank Julie Anne Taylor, professor of education, for coordinating the visit by Eugene Rogers.

Dr. Eugene Rogers directs the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

Friday, January 13, 2017

Quicken Loans present Internship Opportunities to CEHHS Students

QL representatives talk with students about internship opportunities
DEARBORN, MI - Representatives from Quicken Loans visited the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) to present the hands-on internship available for this coming summer.

Chris Carline and Emily Bliss hosted an information table on January 11th from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in the second floor lobby of the Fairlane Center South building to share information and answer questions to approximately 30 CEHHS students about their internship opportunities at Quicken Loans.

QL Representatives, Chris Carline and Emily Bliss
 Three months ago, Dr. Susan Everett, Chair of the Department of Education, and Dr. Stein Brunvand, Director of Master's Degree Programs for CEHHS, met with representatives from Quicken Loans and were able to tour some of the company's owned properties in downtown Detroit to learn about the culture and climate of the work environment where interns are placed. Interns gain real world experience by working on authentic tasks with a designated team.
Quicken Loans training teams are looking for internship candidates that want to make an immediate impact. They offer a variety of paid internship opportunities, including facilitation, instructional design, training coordination, and instructional technologist.  Students can apply for summer internships online.

The internships also include opportunities to learn about the city, participate in volunteer activities in the community and enjoy many of the wonderful events that downtown Detroit offers.

QL representatives explain to students about the opportunity to gain
real world experience through their internships.
If students are interested in learning more about Quicken they can sign-up for a company tour organized by the Office of Career Services.  The tour is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and students should contact Katie Hayes ( for more information or click here to RSVP.

Dean Janosky Serving on Federal Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C - For more than two decades, Dr. Janine E. Janosky, Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at U-M Dearborn, has served on Advisory Panels for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), primarily in medical devices.

 Dr. Janosky serves on the Medical Devices Advisory Committee (MDAC), focusing on areas from dental products to orthopedics. According to the Committee charter, MDAC reviews and evaluates data on the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices and makes recommendations for their regulation.

The Committee is made up of 18 panels. Currently, Dr. Janosky serves on the Medical Devices Dispute Resolution Panel. This panel provides advice on complex scientific issues between the Food and Drug Administration and medical device sponsors, applicants, or manufacturers relating to specific products, marketing applications, regulatory decisions and actions by the FDA, and Agency guidance and policies.
Dean Janine Janosky

Through her work on MDAC, Dr. Janosky has contributed to the review and advisory recommendations to FDA on the approval of medical devices as well as provided guidance to industry and FDA on a number of scientific issues.

 U-M faculty and staff who are serving on a Federal Advisory Committee live out U-M's mission to serve the state, nation, and world by applying their knowledge and expertise to help shape and inform national policy.

Full Biography:
Dr. Janosky is an expert in achieving impactful health initiatives and in implementing higher education programs and initiatives. Previously, Dr. Janosky served as the Vice President and lead of the Center for Clinical and Community Health Improvement at Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA). Through her leadership, a national model focused upon public-private-philanthropic partnerships was developed and implemented, and named an Accountable Care Community. Her work was recognized in Forbes and earned her a United States White House Champion of Change recognition as well as a number of other state and national awards. Also, Janine served as the Vice Provost for Research at Central Michigan University (CMU) where she led the effort to facilitate research opportunities, administer intellectual property activities, direct university commercialization endeavors and technology transfer activities, and develop innovative educational programs.

Prior to joining CMU, Dr. Janosky served in a number of academic and administrative roles at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  These included serving as the Executive Director of the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine’s Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research, an entity she envisioned and created. Janine holds a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s from Marshall University, and a bachelor’s from Duquesne University. Janine serves in a number of board leadership roles including the Dispute Resolution Panel for Medical Devices, the Food and Drug Administration, ATHENA International, Unified, and many more. She has authored or co-authored more than 175 biomedical peer-reviewed publications, published a scholarly book, been recognized through numerous awards, and has secured as a Principal Investigator or as a Co-Investigator on more than 50 federally-funded grants and contracts.